FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***
Community To Give Out
CA. The Berkeley Police
Department is working to make pedestrian travel on the sidewalks easier
and safer. To do this
effectively, the community is being asked help. Citizens will be able to
place courtesy notices on the windshields of cars blocking the sidewalk.
Police Department has created thousands of notices for dissemination to
the public. Citizens can
simply place these bright green notices on the windshields of cars that
are blocking the sidewalk. The
goal of these notices is to educate the drivers of the vehicles about
the hazards they are creating and the possible penalties associated.
The notices are a courtesy only and there is no fine or other
purpose of these notices is not to discourage anyone from notifying the
Police Department of violations. Police
Officers and Parking Enforcement Representatives will continue to
enforce all violations, including vehicles
blocking sidewalks. Parking
legally will help keep the sidewalks safer for pedestrians.
The penalty for such a violation is $47.00.
of these and other violations can still be made to Parking Enforcement
during business hours at (510) 981-5890
or the Police Department at all other times at (510) 981-5900. Stacks of
courtesy notices are available for public pick-up at the Public Safety
Building, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way.